I perform diagnostic assessments for students from preschool
age to young adulthood. My experience includes diagnosis,
evaluation and development of remedial plans for all sorts
of learning difficulties and for disabilities that range from
mild to severe. I also provide consultation and advocacy for
appropriate school programs to meet learning needs. In addition,
I identify children for gifted and talented programs and consult
with parents and teachers to enable them to succeed.
As a counselor I have worked with children individually
and in groups assisting them with social skills development,
building self-esteem, fostering collaborative problem-solving
to resolve conflicts, and assisting in their coping with traumatic
issues such as divorce and grieving. I can provide consultation
and training to parents on how to manage behaviors and communicate
more effectively with children.
Educational and Emotional Needs Overlap
I have found that educational and emotional needs often
overlap in children, so both of these needs must be considered.
For example, emotional issues may keep a child from being
able to concentrate in school. On the other hand, behavior
problems and sadness can be caused by school failure resulting
from an undiagnosed learning problem.
Evaluation and Consultation Services
My services will consist of performing an evaluation of
your child based on various tests and observations and then reporting the results to you. If you request,
I can also consult with you and with school personnel about
your child’s educational needs based on those results.
As a general rule I will provide information about your
child only to you. If you request, I can report information
to your child’s doctor or teachers. There are exceptions
to this rule. I will also disclose to others what you or your
child has told me under the following circumstances:
• When I have reason to believe that a child or developmentally
disabled person has suffered abuse or neglect,
• When reasonably necessary to prevent harm to you,
your child or another person, or
• When ordered by a court to disclose information.
Intellectual and Academic Tests
I am trained in the administration and interpretation of
the following tests:
• Neuropsychological/Memory and Processing: Delis-Kaplan, NEPSY, Rey-Osterreith Complex
My approach to evaluation is geared specifically to your
needs. Based on your referral questions I will select from
the following evaluation techniques: interview, observation,
developmental inventory, behavior inventory, review of records,
and administration of intelligence, academic, processing, personality,
memory and neuropsychological tests. I will then interpret
the results and share them with you orally and in a written
It is my practice to meet from time to time with other professionals
for case consultations. The aim of these consultations is
to obtain ideas or insight from other professionals. Although
I might discuss certain aspects of your child’s case
during these consultations, I would not reveal your name,
your child’s name, or anything else that would allow
you or your child to be identified.